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A sense of place also comes with space to recharge and enjoy nature's wonders. Though Herndon is located in a major metropolitan area, Parks and Recreation has established eleven neighborhood parks that bring nature to virtually every resident's backyard. Herndon is also home to two walking trails, Sugarland Run Trail and the historic Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD).

Enjoy a day outside at one of the Town's picnic shelters.  The Town has 3 shelters that can be rented and can accommodate groups up to 140 people.

For more on Picnic Shelter Rentals Click Here. 

The rentable picnic shelters are located in Bready Park, Trailside Park and Runnymede Park.

Located at 1100 Alabama Drive. This 10-acre park provides many sports activities. The park has two basketball courts (lighted), soccer, little league and Babe Ruth baseball fields and a tot lot.

BREADY PARK - Located at 814 Ferndale Avenue adjacent to the Herndon Community Center. Facilities at the park include picnic tables, softball, soccer, and little league fields, six lighted tennis courts, and play apparatus. Sports fields are available for scheduled leagues. The picnic shelter is available for rental.  The park also features a seasonal indoor tennis and activity center, offering instructional and competitive tennis and other programs.

Located at 415 Van Buren Street. An 8-acre neighborhood park that includes a large play area, picnic shelter, two tennis courts, a softball field, and basketball court. The park is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Located at 900 Palmer Drive off the Herndon Parkway. The park includes two tennis courts, a tot play area, a baseball field and a dog park.

Located at 1501 Herndon Parkway. A 6-acre neighborhood park between the Cuttermill and Westfield subdivisions. The park includes a tot lot, baseball/t-ball fields, walking areas, and a multi-purpose court for volleyball and basketball. A mini basketball court to accommodate younger children is available.

Located 324 Van Buren St. at Herndon Parkway. The park features two 60' baseball/softball fields, a soccer/multi-use field, basketball and sand volleyball court, and a play area.

A whimsical, cheerful and engaging new playground arrives at Haley Smith Park in mid-April with the installation completed by late May. With separate areas for 2-5 and 5-12 year olds, kids will discover lots of fun climbing, jumping, spinning, sliding and balance features, as well as a variety of swings. If you've missed it, this park also features two adult exercise pieces, so everyone can play. In addition, a new comfort station-that is, a permanent restroom facility-will be in stalled before summer starts.

Located at the corner of Jefferson and Van Buren Streets, this neighborhood area features children's play area, park benches and open play space.

Herndon's 58-acre community nature park is located at 195 Herndon Parkway between Elden Street and Queens Row Street. This unique park provides excellent passive recreational opportunities. Walk along Sugarland Run Stream. Look for over 100 species of birds, deer, fox, and other wildlife which frequent this park site. There are two shelters available for rental.


Located at the corner of Spring and Van Buren Streets, this small, 1.5-acre, passive park is maintained with native flora and grasses. Original green ash trees have been preserved, and evergreen trees line the frontage of the park. The park has walking trails and benches, and is in close proximity to the W&OD Trail. There is no parking available at the park site.

Located at 910 Third Street. This 10-acre neighborhood park is very rustic with large areas of the park left in its natural state. Facilities at the park include a shelter, picnic areas, walking trails, and a play area. This park is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Located at 1022 Crestview Drive. This park includes a picnic shelter with picnic tables, grills, play apparatus, sand volleyball court, a skatepark and an open play area. The picnic shelter is available for reservation.

Whether you're looking to sit back and relax or host a family reunion, Herndon Parks and Recreation can accommodate your needs.  We offer many interpretive programs, NatureFest which is a special event, and popular summer camps for residents and nonresidents of all ages. We also rent out pavilions at Trailside Park, Bready Park, and Runnymede Park to suit any of your entertaining and recreational needs!

Town Code - Use of Parks
Click on this link to find out more about what is allowed and Not allowed on park property.

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Pavilion Rental Information
Park and Trails Map
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Herndon Parks & Recreation
814 Ferndale Ave
Herndon, VA 20170 

P.O. Box 427 (for U.S. Mail)
Herndon, VA 20172-0427
(703) 787-7300

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